Seis Vezes Mulher (Six Times Woman)

Another Gaze / Cinelimite

About

Another Gaze is a feminist film journal founded by Daniella Shreir that provides nuanced criticism about women and queer people. For Seis Vezes Mulher (Six Times Woman), it has partnered with Cinelimite Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to exhibiting, distributing, and digitizing repertory Brazilian cinema. Together they have curated a series of six restored films directed by women under the Brazilian military dictatorship (1964-1985). This film series includes work by artist, researcher, and video pioneer Letícia Parente, documentarian Helena Solberg, acclaimed filmmaker Eunice Gutman, and filmmakers Regina Chamlian, Maria Inês Villares, and Maria Inês Nunes de Castilho.

 

Presented in Portuguese with English subtitles.

The program includes a post-screening talk with Chica Barbosa, moderated by Jheanelle Brown.

 

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about the artists

Letícia Parente

Letícia Parente was an artist and researcher from Bahia, Brazil. A pioneer of video art in Brazil, Parente produced 12 films between 1975 and 1980, many of them challenging the conventions of genre, such as Preparação I (1975), In (1975), and Tarefa I (1982). She also devoted herself to audiovisual installations, paintings, and prints. With a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Parente has worked as a lecturer at the Federal University of Ceará and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and has published several books.

 

Helena Solberg

Helena Solberg is a filmmaker, producer, and scriptwriter. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Solberg spent most of her life in the United States, where she consolidated her career as a documentary director for American television. Before that, however, she directed the short films A Entrevista (1966) and Meio-dia (1969) in Brazil. Solberg’s body of work — including 18 films, documentaries, and fiction — is permeated by political and feminist militancy. Her last film was released in 2017, the feature film Meu Corpo, Minha Vida.

 

Eunice Gutman

Eunice Gutman is a filmmaker, editor, and screenwriter. With a degree in Cinema from the National Higher Institute of Arts in Brussels, Gutman worked editing programs for Belgian and French television. In the ’70s, she returned to Brazil, where she directed her first film, the documentary E o mundo era muito maior que a minha casa (1976). From then, she made at least 17 films throughout her career. Her most recent achievement is the feature film Lights, Women, Action, released in 2022. Much of Gutman’s work is dedicated to women’s issues and women’s struggle for their spaces.

 

Regina Chamlian

Regina Chamlian is a writer of children’s books. She has received several awards for her work, among them the Author-Revelation and Best Children’s Book Award from the Monteiro Lobato Library and the White Ravens Award from the Munich Library. A doctor in Literature, she first graduated in Cinema at the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo. She directed only one film, the short Ana (1982).

 

Maria Inês Villares

Maria Inês Villares graduated in cinema at the School of Communications and Arts at the University of São Paulo where she made her first films, the short films Circulando (1976) and Tamo ino (1977). Outside the university environment, she made the documentaries Como um olhar sem rosto (As presidiárias) (1983) and Meninas de um outro tempo (1986). In addition to being a director, Villares worked as an assistant director, scriptwriter, and editor.

 

Inês Castilho

A journalist, Inês Castilho played an active role in the feminist alternative press in Brazil in the 1970s and 1980s through the newspapers Nós Mulheres and Mulherio. In cinema, she made the short experimental film Histerias (1983) and the documentary Mulheres da Boca (1982), co-directed with Cida Aidar. She also worked as a scriptwriter, producer, and assistant director in other productions of the time. She currently writes for the blog Outras Palavras.

 

Chica Barbosa

Chica Barbosa is a Mexican-Brazilian filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles, US. Her artistic practice explores narrative, hybrid and experimental forms of storytelling, with a focus on themes of displacement, colonialism, borders, and faith as an act of defiance. Her films have been showcased at IDFA, Sheffield Doc Fest, Dok Leipzig, KurzFilm Festival Hamburg, Frameline, Outfest, DOC NYC, Habana International FF, Cinélatino - Rencontres de Toulouse and Málaga International FF. Chica migrated from São Paulo, Brazil, where she was part of the Film Collective “Cinefusão” and started her own production company “En Caliente Films” in 2014. She directed several award-winning short films, including FERROADA, LA FLACA and SAME/DIFFERENT/BOTH/NEITHER. In 2022, her latest feature documentary directed alongside Fernanda Pessoa, SWING AND SWAY, premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest. In 2023, CHICA was selected to participate in Berlinale Talents and Short Form Station where she pitched her new narrative short film, AMAINARY. She is currently in the process of developing her first narrative feature, which was selected to the Cine Qua Non Storyline Lab and is set to be produced between Mexico and the US. Chica is an alumni of Talents Guadalajara, Points North Fellowship, Latino Media Market, and Diverse Women in Media Forum Mentorship Program hosted by NALIP.

 

Cinelimite 

Cinelimite is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exhibition, distribution, and digitization of Brazilian repertory cinema. Founded in 2020, Cinelimite aims to promote Brazilian repertory cinema worldwide and provide free digitization services for historically neglected Brazilian films and filmmakers. It is also home to the Brazilian Film Digitization Initiative (IDFB) and the Traveling Digitization project, which provide free access to 4K (35mm) and 2K (16mm, Super 8 and 8mm) film scanning services to archives and individuals throughout Brazil.

 

Another Gaze

Another Gaze is a feminist film journal, founded in 2016 to provide a nuanced forum for discussion about women and queers as filmmakers, filmic subjects, and spectators. In 2021 they launched Another Screen, an irregular streaming platform, streaming short-term programmes of films by women across modes of production and geographies, with new writing and translations about these works. In 2022 they launched a small publishing imprint, Another Gaze Editions.

 

Instituto Moreira Salles (IMS)

Instituto Moreira Salles is a unique institution in the Brazilian cultural landscape. It is home to important archives in four fields: Photography, Music, Literature, and Iconography. It is also known for promoting visual arts exhibitions by Brazilian and foreign artists. It also edits ZUM, a journal on contemporary Brazilian and international photography, and Serrote, a bimonthly journal with essays and ideas. 

list of films

Preparação (1975) 

Dir. Letícia Parente, 3 min.

 

A Entrevista (1966) 

Dir. Helena Solberg, 20 min.

 

Duas Vezes Mulher (1985) 

Dir. Eunice Gutman, 11 min.

                                

Ana (1982) 

Dir. Regina Chamlian, 11 min.

 

Meninas De Um Outro Tempo (1987)

Dir. Maria Inês Villares, 25 min.

 

Histerias (1983) 

Dir. Maria Inês Nunes de Castilho, 16 min.